FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff has suspended five deputies for their actions at a Donald Trump rally in which a black man being escorted from the event was allegedly assaulted by a white man in attendance.

A statement from Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler on Wednesday said three deputies were demoted and suspended without pay for five days.

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Two other deputies were suspended for three days without pay, and all five were put on probation for 12 months.

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Butler launched an investigation after a video showed a man with a cowboy hat hitting a black man being led from the arena by deputies March 9. Officials said the deputies had their eyes on the stairs when the man was hit.

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Authorities charged a 78-year-old man with assault and disorderly conduct.

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